Why are you doing this in this thread also. You started a thread already where you were told COlorDMD does not support Bay Watch. Whatever piece of hardware you have is not a ColorDMD and LCDs don't "out gass".
I said I was going to continue until they put out Congo, but I didn't say I was going to stop afterwards.
I think I am at 14 and I need a couple of more. I had to pull one out of AC/DC to test POTC. And once you see it in color there is no going back.
I have a lot of games that are not setup. I own 41 games with 22 setup in the house and 3 in the Sanctum. Junk Yard is one of the many games I have bought and never setup since I bought it (am I suppose to say that in the confession thread?). I used to own one, felt bad that I sold it so when one came up for sale last year I grabbed it but no room to set it up. But I have thought about it. There are a lot of real nice clean animations in the title that would look good great color. If Randy contacted me and said he wanted me to do it I would make room and do it.
I've done stranger things. Did you know the reason I "bought" Popeye was just because I wanted to color it? (another confession)
Now the twin hint makes sense. #40 Spiderman and #41 Spiderman VE in one day. Very cool.
Quoted from TopMoose:
Time for another new release! Here's the first clue:
- It's ColorDMD's 42nd release, so there's that.
- 42 refers to Jackie Robinson, so maybe Batman Forever (Robin/Robinson?)
- Maybe Last Action Hero (Jackie/Jack Slater)?
- I think Big Hurt is the only baseball-related pin in need of a ColorDMD
- 42 is "24" backwards.
Any other ideas?
42 is also the answer to Life the Universe and Everything. That's from Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy that had Milliways the restaurant at the end of the Universe also known as the Big Bang Bar!
The author Douglas Adams lived in a house and clue number 2 is one.
When the Dark Knight version of the comic came out it was "Legend of the Dark Knight".
Yes, Wayne Manor is a mansion.
Congrats Eric on the release and to all those who own the game.
You caught that
I'm a one hit wonder riding off the Popeye fame. Nowhere the the machines these guys are pumping out games.
Besides, I bought my JY with issues and have not had time of energy to setup or fix yet but the thought has crossed my mind
For starters the code should be finished before it is colored. We just saw new code for Met come out so who knows.
Also, the person coloring the game has to want to do it and have easy access to it.
Then with the newer games it is best to own the LE or premium and have someone who can test it on a pro.
Also, the oldies are great.
Could be Championship Pub
1) Boxing (speed bag in game)
2) movie with barroom brawl (fists in game)
3) Tightrope walker like (jump rope in game)
Quoted from danczaz:
I figured it out... But since I did a title for Colordmd it would be inappropriate to guess... Look at the last clue.... It's a give away for the game! Not sure how someone hasn't figured out title based on last clue alone!
I did [do?] work for ColorDMD also. But when Randy had a contest once before I asked him if it was alright to guess and he was cool with it. If I have an idea of what it is from inside information I make misleading or just ridiculous guesses. But I have no idea this time as you can tell since I did get it wrong.
"Tales from the Crypt" The Trap (TV Episode 1991) - IMDb
"First time director Michael J. Fox, who also briefly appears as the prosecutor in court, ..."
Quoted from PinballManiac40:
Don't tease the people like me who actually have the pin.
Quoted from TopMoose:
Family Ties, All in the Family and Family Matters were all mainly set in homes. Homes have garages. Clearly, the only logical conclusion is Al's Garage Band.
He's right. And Mustangs are kept in garages. But there are less of those.
We are just joking about the number. Popeye is one of those games that gets trashed so often people don't like to admit they like it, but many do and quite a few put a ColorDMD in theirs. The game has great dots, rules and humor. When you are used to the game the awkward layout does not matter anymore.
My beta-tester had a ColorDMD already installed in his game before I even colored. That shows a love for the game.
This can go either way. Bats and Rats are part of BSD. But of course Lucile is the bat from Walking Dead and that picture is the dissected rat from the prison where Lizzy said she "was just having fun". (full picture below)
So Randy is doing a good job on this one. There are going to be happy people either way.
I can post links also -
But POTO is not a DMD. So there -
No, I only get involved with these "hint" discussions when I have absolutely no idea what the title is. I just like to mess around. If I do have information from discussions, beta testing or whatever I stay silent to not ruin it.
Some people love a title so much they go crazy to make it the best. Maybe it is a loved pin, grail title or just memory of something they will never let go. When I colored Popeye it was an inside thing that needed to be done. I don't think even Randy thought they would sell considering the "game value" and general bad reputation. But he gave me the go ahead and when it came time to beta test he introduced me to someone who already had a ColorDMD installed in his Popeye. And he never actually expected it to ever get colored. He just loved the game and wanted a better color and dot style. And since then I have been sent a good number of pictures and videos from people saying thanks. I guess Popeye owners have been forced to lay low from fear of ridicule.
So long story short. Yes, there will be people installing this in a BSD. They will alter what they have to just to make sure their game pops to a new level.
Quoted from Gnatty:
But my point is, why would color DMD produce the rom for this title if owners can't use it with the original red covered panel. So 10 (now 7 left) panels are available. I can't see it happening.
There will be many games that need special installations. It started with lamp boards in TAF and then DW. Then to get CV done an LED version was created. There are people working on their own to get very special installs done on games like Pinball Magic even though Capcom is not supported.
Like it has been said above the mission is to get them all done.
Quoted from dmbjunky:
Just because they look simple at first glance doesn't mean they are simple once you start coloring. Screen transitions, fades in and out, random objects can all delay a game's progress. Sometimes a game also needs a champion to push it through like Taxman and Popeye.
For BSD the hardest part at first was the attract screen. Clouds moving in the background while words fade in and out. Those words can also fade out at any time by pressing the flippers. The most time was spent figuring out solutions to the attract sequence and then even more time was spent coloring every variation. Plus the credits sequence was very long as well and took awhile. The attract screen is usually the least looked at part of the game and yet takes the most time to color.
Yes, Chris and Randy warned me about the fact that the first 90% of the coloring would take 10% of the time. The last 10% of the job would take 90% of the time and be more frustrating than fun. I'm paraphrasing and applying lessons learned of course. But it is a kind of masonic club whose membership is earned.
I spent as much time on the attract mode transitions as I did everything else in the game except the 4 modes.
Congrats by the way. The screens I have seen so far are awesome. It is amazing the detail that come out after coloring that you never saw before.
Those tire tracks are made by a 1961 Jaguar E-Type.
This car would also be know as "Shaguar".
There was not a lot of love when it came out. There was some company across the boarder in Canada that bout a crap load of WOF and WPT machines on close out. They were selling them for $2,500 NIB + shipping. I called and they quoted me $300 shipping but I still could not pull the trigger on buying either.
Quoted from kermit24:
Disclaimer- I don't colorize the games - but I think the excuse "there may be another update at some point" for not collorizing the game is completely bull sh*i%. They can certainly comprise the dots that are already there and then update if needed. It doesn't send them back to square one. I don't know if many games that scrap the dots from update to update. Metallica is a great example. Colorization done. Update realeased. Not many issues that I heard about.
Back to square one, no, but a change like a new video clip or placement of the score with other graphics could be a royal pain. Then after the changes are hopefully located and colored you have to test the living crap out of the new compile to make sure you didn't introduce an error somewhere else.
What if the color artist sold the game or had it on loan for the initial project? Maybe they don't have time to do it or are now involved with another commitment. It is better to wait for the game to stabilize, do it once and move on.
Acceptable to you (and most others). But there will always be a few who find it unacceptable and not understand the reasoning.
Quoted from Ballsofsteel:
i don't know if this has been posted before. i was wondering which model LCD/LED would be best for the 'smoothing' mode? also, how easy is it to set the dmd to smoothing vs dots? i'm considering ordering for TWD and MET. Also, my MET is a wood dmd board, not metal, does this matter?
Quoted from DCFAN:
The LCD model is the only one with smoothing.
To change between the smoothed SCAN or HIRES to DOTSXL, etc. is just a matter of pressing the buttons on the user control buttons on the back of the display once you have it installed and the software loaded.
This is correct. But if I may add a little.
The LED version can only give you "dots" because that is all they are. discrete dots. So they are dot matrix displays themselves, just with more than one color.
So yes, if you want any of the smoothing modes (scan, 8-Bit or Hi-Res) or also the larger dots (DotXL and Tile) you need the LCD.
The video looks like it was taken in DotsXL. My personal favorite for most games. In DotsXL the dots are larger so there is less white space between them, but they are still round.
The controls on the back of the ColorDMD consist of 4 buttons (and a USB port). Real easy to enter menu, up/down setting, Save and Exit.
Quoted from rai:
Any DMD pins with a cat?
Yes, there is one with a Mr Bigglesworth character mounted in the back over a ramp.
Here is the BAA replacement part -
I just realized the second cat picture was not from Randy but just a Mustang hopeful. But is you need any more convincing the cool cat in the first picture is "jones".
And here is a theme song by Quincy "Jones" & His Orchestra - Soul Bossa Nova
Yeah Baby!!!! There were actually 3 movies right?
International Man of Mystery
The Spy Who Shagged Me
So Randy can just reuse the same clue 3 times and we are all set!!
I'm not sure. This PITA was about 2 years in the making. By the end of about a year I was banging my head off the wall trying to over come some of the junk that came with it being an early implementation of new technology. Randy and Chris could not help at the time because they were buried in too many other things. Think about what was going on at ColorDMD in the last 2 years. Colorizing games that needed more memory like Spiderman and the VE edition. Developing (and getting manufacturing) for the Chroma LED version. Supporting so many other projects, supply issues, and even I had some large life issues in the middle. This game spent more time on the shelf than on the bench.
To bring this home in the end Randy had to write special code into the engine. He has done a massive about of work in the last months. If I did take on another game (and if they wanted me to) I would also be back to square one learning all of the new tools. When I started most of the work I was doing was in a hex editor.
Some of the clues can be interpreted multiple ways. I have nothing to do with the clues so Randy will have to tell us exactly.
1. Can be movie and can be first game with Video Mode.
2. Dirt Bike is the Chase sequence.
3. Can be the time 12:20 is the Red Eye but also the 12/20 is a Shotgun known as "Terminator" (Google it).
I did not put the video together. But it does have the big stuff. Video Mode, Chase, Hunter Killer are the big ones. The different security doors, locks, multipliers are similar so you don't need to show too much of that. This being an early implementation it certainly was not chock full of animation, but as with any of the colorized games it is so much nicer to see than the blobs of orange dots.
I am glad he included the T1000 prying open the door for shoot again since it was the only "liquid metal" reference included anywhere in the game.
Lots of crazy light and sounds in this game. While it has the classic DE shoot the ramp a few times and play a MB; there are a lot of little things that make you smile if you grew up with the show. Great back box animation hat trick but the annoying "Wrong Hat" call out is as famous as "Lionman" on SoF.
The fact that it is based on a cartoon will make this color very well. I am assuming the LED version will be easier to mount. I don't see how the LCD version would mount without backbox modification. If this is the game being released congratulations to the artist. I can see where that might be a few tricky scenes to color.
Quoted from beepbeep:
I noticed at color dmd that some games either have LCD OR LED color boards. Difference in price is $30 more for LCD. Is there more hardware with the LCD that is required? Is it a better board that the LED or is there no difference?
There is a 10 page discussion about this - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/colordmd-lcd-versus-led
Summary is you buy LED when LCD does not fit. When they both fit you get the choice of more modes in LCD.
Quoted from Bugsy:
Taxman has inside information...
Nope. If I get inside information I only make wild guesses. Usually AP. I only make real guesses when I have no clue about current completion. I didn't get T2 right and I had inside information on that one.
I knew that was the Bear Skin rug from TAF because I have it in my house for the past 15 years.
I went on-line and looked up pictures of the toy and read the box to see its name is Knuckles.
Indy would be nice. I wish the one I used to play at the Sanctum wasn't sold (MARK! )
I'm not sure it the frames in GI are as bad as T2. I have not played GI since working on T2 and when I play a game now it has become something I watch on every DMD. The biggest issue I knew about doing it was the backbox setup but it is possible LED version takes care of that.
It is hard to type the droned audio of the rejoice from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
So . . .
I just saw this on Facebook and came here to see what everyone is saying. Randy is really having fun.
Who else just went to the ColorDMD store and checked everything to see if Randy slipped anything else by us
Just because I have to.
1) Playing in the "Rain"
2) "Sleet" on the game
3) Playing in the "Snow"
Obviously a Mail Man reference -
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